ATLANTA (September 27, 2013) – Sen. Renee Unterman (R- Buford) was recently named as one of the recipients of the 2013 Family Medicine Legislative Champion of the Year Award by the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP). Sen. Unterman received the award at the first ever Republican Women of Hall County Meeting on September 26 at the Silver Bay Seafood Restaurant in Gainesville.
“It is an honor to be named as a recipient of the 2013 Family Medicine Legislative Champion of the Year award,” said Sen. Unterman. “The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians does great work to assist family physicians and their patients statewide. Because of their efforts, Georgia children and families are able to receive the highest quality of care.”
The Family Medicine Legislative Champion of the Year award is given to legislators who demonstrate outstanding leadership and an unceasing commitment to assist family physicians and their patients.
During the inaugural Republican Women of Hall County meeting, Renee Unterman spent time discussing the importance of women serving in politics and her role as the only Republican woman in the Georgia State Senate.
“Senator Unterman is a champion for the health and welfare of Georgia’s citizens, and it is with great pride that we recognize her passion and dedication for putting children and the elderly at the forefront of so many important issues to local and state governments,” said GAFP President Jonathan Mitchell Cook, DO, FAAFP.
The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians works on behalf of family physicians by providing access to legal services, legislative updates concerning the family health care industry and educational opportunities to learn about the latest advancements in the medical field.
For Immediate Release:
September 27, 2013
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Jennifer Yarber, Director
Shawna Mercer, Sr. Communications Specialist